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Lakro Yo-Yo Pendant Lamp

Materials: 2 anodized aluminium discs, pressed in the Yo-Yo style. Purple and white on the inside. Copper coloured ring in the middle. Bakelite socket.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 30 cm  / 11.81”

Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Lakro B.V., Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

Other versions: Lakro sold many lamps in this Carl Thore style.

Carl Thore, (pseudonym for Sigurd Lindkvist) designed many Yo-Yo or diabolo style lamps for Granhaga Metallindustri in SwedenSeveral companies copied his designs or were at least “inspired”.

Lakro

Lakro is a family business founded in 1964 by mister Libert. The name Lakro is derived from LAmpen en KROnen: lamps and crowns. Kronen is a Dutch word for flush mounts and ceiling lights.

In the 1990s his daughter opened a second business in Putten, also in The Netherlands.

Lakro was a wholesaler of lighting until 2002. His daughter and son-in-law transformed the company into a car styling and car audio business that same year.

(B.V.: Besloten Venootschap – the Dutch version of a private limited liability company)

Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.